Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh, 19th-century historic farmstead with a mission to interpret North Carolina’s agricultural heritage and rural history via educational programs, special events and exhibits.
The park includes plenty of historical structures and natural features to explore, including a farm history center, a livestock barn, a cotton gin house, a plank kitchen, a water tower, a carriage house, a farm house, walking trail and pond.
It’s also home to goats and chickens.
Here are a couple of upcoming events. See them all on Historic Oak View County Park’s calendar.
Saturday, May 18th, 2019
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
FreeHelp Oak View’s goats celebrate their birthdays!!! Enjoy games, activities and, of course, cake! FREE event, no registration required.
Here are just a few of the activities:
- Live Music Sing-Along with “Grandma Paula”
- Jump rope
- Sack races
- #Selfie and Family Photo Station
- Pin the Tail on the Goat
- Make a Goat Puppet
- Decorate a HUGE paper mural Birthday Card!
- Make a puzzle or read a farm storybook
- Popcorn and lemonade
- Feed the goats carrots and sing “Happy Birthday” to them!!
- Cupcakes and ice cream served at 11:30 a.m.
Hands On the Hive
Sunday, May 19th, 2019
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Bring your veil, hive tool and smoker! Grab a friend and come play with some bees! General public is welcome. Watch and participate as “Mr. Buzz” Ben Crawley inspects real hives with real bees. Questions from the crowd are encouraged! You do not need to be a beekeeper or a club member to attend, and no registration is required.
This event takes place on the 3rd Sunday of each month until September at the bee hives near the cotton field, but is weather dependent so make sure to check the website.
May Hisory Hike
Monday, May 27th, 2019
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Free, but registration is required
Join us at Oak View for a History Hike through the old farmstead. The property tour will include all of the buildings and features of Historic Oak View, including some hands-on activities. Learn more about what life would be like growing up at Oak View and the changes in farm life in Raleigh from the mid-19th century until today. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE, but registration is required for each attendee. Register online here: https://apm.activecommunities.com/wakeparks/Activity_Search/history-hike/4117